New to research?
If you’re new to research we suggest you move through the categories in the Getting Started tab on this page in sequential order and utilize the planning documents that are available to you.
Already conducting research?
If you are already conducting research and are looking for program opportunities and/or other resources and services, feel free to go directly to the Research Opportunities or Research Support Resources tabs on this page.
Knowing where to start can be difficult. This portion of the UROP website is designed to help guide you through the process of getting started in research and creative scholarship.
We have created a UROP student planning worksheet for you to use as you progress through these sections. You can use this worksheet to take notes, gather your thoughts, and begin to plan.
Once you’re ready, begin exploring the following topics. If you are brand new to research we suggest visiting each topic in the order presented here.
The University has programs available to students from every major. Pay attention to program details and deadlines, as they can vary quite significantly.
Many institutions in the United States and around the world have research programs that University of Oregon students can participate in.
There are many opportunities for undergraduate students to present their research or creative scholarship at discipline specific conferences as well as interdisciplinary conferences.
Undergraduate students can submit their research papers to a variety of journals that are both oriented towards undergraduate work and the broader field of scholarship.
Conducting research ethically and responsibly is incredibly important for a variety of reasons including objectivity, integrity, academic rigor, avoiding conflict of interest, and protecting human subjects and animals.
Students can schedule a meeting with UROP (contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule and appointment) to discuss their research ideas and projects. Also, the University of Oregon ASUR student group is available to meet with undergraduate students to discuss all areas of research and provide formal workshops on abstract writing, poster creation, and presenting research.
The UO Library has Subject Librarians that are appointed liaisons to the university’s academic departments and programs. They are available to assists students with accessing information resources that will meet your research and creative scholarship needs. Find your Subject Librarian: http://library.uoregon.edu/subject-librarians
The UO Library keeps a listing of research spaces that are available to UO undergraduate students: http://library.uoregon.edu/general/study-spaces
The UO Library has extensive Research Guides categorized by subject. These guides include information on getting started in research in specific subject, a list of scholarly/peer-reviewed journals, and much more. Find the research guide for your subject area: http://researchguides.uoregon.edu/
Citation Guides and Management Software
This UO Library has created a guide that contains a select list of resources for properly citing your sources and avoiding plagiarism: http://researchguides.uoregon.edu/citing-plagiarism